Book #29544

Crisis; Pages From A Diary

Hermann Hesse

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1975.

Price: $190.00

An attractive Farrar, Straus & Giroux edition in its first printing, Fine condition with only minute traces of foxing in Fine dust-jacket. The collection of poems, writting during the same period as Steppenwolf, was first published in 1928 in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Hesse's uneasiness about the degree of self-exposure in these quite untypical poems is evident in that the majority (and many of the best) were never reprinted during his lifetime.

Nobel Laureate Hesse asserted that the Crisis poems deal with the "misery and despair of sensual life," and element of his own natur which he had repressed until middle age. A bilingual edition with poems in the original German and translated into English by Ralph Manheim; [xvi],121, [7] pages.